Metallic sodium and potassium, as well as their alloys, are useful for their strong chemical reduction properties. However, their instability when exposed to oxygen, and their violent reaction with water is a severe fire hazard in the laboratory and in production facilities.
SiGNa Chemistry’s stabilized alkali metal-silica gel powders (M-SG) transform alkali metals into free-flowing, non-pyrophoric powders capable of performing reductions in a safe, streamlined process. These powders accelerate kinetics and reduce the costs of drug development and industrial chemistry while replacing hazardous conditions, such as the need for liquid ammonia, with sustainable, “green” chemical pathways.
Currently SiGNa is working on the next element in the alkali metal family, Lithium. A number of new discoveries have been made. Read More